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Established in 1971, the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York is part of an international community of urban meditation and rural retreat centers founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Our center, located in Manhattan’s Chelsea district, offers daily public meditation, a core curriculum of Buddhist and Shambhala teachings, as well as training in advanced contemplative practices. We invite you to explore our diverse programs designed to help New Yorkers of all traditions discover their inherent clarity, gentleness and humor.

Featured Programs

(Sep) Meditation In Everyday Life (2-for-1 Discount)

with David Perrin & David McKeel

September 18th—October 16th

The meditator's instruction manual. Learn how to cultivate strength, stability and clarity of mind in this 5-week course. Bring a friend and you each pay half price! Continue »

To Save All Beings: A Buddhist Call to Action

with Rev. angel Kyodo williams

September 24th

Join celebrated African-American author, activist and Zen Sensei, angel Kyodo williams for an engaging dialogue on race, Buddhism and social change at the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York Continue »

Qi Gong Workshop Levels I & II

with Eva Wong

September 27th—September 28th

Cultivate strength of body and calmness of mind through the healing practice of Qi Gong, the ancient Taoist practice of energy cultivation and circulation. Continue »

Articles & Podcast

  • Meditation In Everyday Life Podcast

    How To Love Yourself (and sometimes other people) – Podcast Episode No. 50

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    Lodro Rinzler reflects on what it means to love oneself, and how the willingness to connect with our own experience makes us more able to connect with others. The choice is ours – to shut down or to put our hearts on the table, for ourselves and others. Meditation In The City is the Shambhala Meditation Center of … Continue 

  • Meditation In the City Podcast

    The Nature of Appreciation – Podcast Episode No. 49

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    Laura Simms discusses meditation as a path of glimpsing pure appreciation, untouched by the grasping, passion, and fury of our assumptions and thoughts. Meditation In The City is the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast! Subscribe to us on iTunes here. Or listen to us on Stitcher. Appreciate your friends. Tell them about the podcast! Laura … Continue 

  • Meditation In the City

    What Is Tantra? – Podcast Episode No. 48

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    Shastri Ethan Nichtern confronts the myths and misunderstandings of Tantra, a system of teachings and practices for working directly with the emotional energies of our lives. Meditation In The City is the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York’s very own podcast! Subscribe to us on iTunes here. Or listen to us on Stitcher. Don’t forget to share the magic and mystery of this … Continue